Tech Archive
05 February 2015, 06:47 AM ET
A recent string of high-profile tragedies highlights the dangers of private air travel, which remains far less safe than commercial flight, even as crash statistics improve.
04 February 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Researchers have invented a device that can plug into a smartphone and test people's blood for HIV or syphilis.
04 February 2015, 06:54 AM ET
Bubble-filled rubbery coatings may one day help make submarines virtually undetectable to sonar, researchers say.
03 February 2015, 05:46 PM ET
The U.S. military may not be known for its haute cuisine, but it's developing a new robot that can learn how to cook from watching YouTube videos.
03 February 2015, 11:41 AM ET
Large and affordable holographic video displays may soon be possible, which could spur the development of glasses-free 3D TVs, researchers say.
03 February 2015, 08:25 AM ET
Samsung recently released its new virtual-reality headset, the Gear VR (powered by Oculus Rift), but the product comes with a foreboding list of possible health-related side effects.
02 February 2015, 11:09 AM ET
Solar radiation, freezing rain, dense fog: The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter warplane can withstand all that and more, according to U.S. Air Force officials.
30 January 2015, 07:11 PM ET
Many apps are available to track your heart rate, with the aim of helping you improve your health. Here are our picks for the best of the bunch.
29 January 2015, 10:27 AM ET
Brain injuries in football players have gained a lot of attention, but diagnosing these injuries isn't easy. Now new eye-tracking technology could help, researchers say.
28 January 2015, 05:38 PM ET
There's still one thing that makes the Microsoft co-founder feel dumb: not being able to speak a foreign language.
28 January 2015, 11:41 AM ET
Scientists have figured out a way to do something that seems impossible: unboil an egg. But strange as it may sound, the feat doesn't defy basic laws of science.
28 January 2015, 07:05 AM ET
Battery-powered electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have both seen advances in their development, and one or both of these technologies may represent the future of "green" automobiles.
28 January 2015, 12:50 AM ET
Undergraduates designed Storm Evader to teach students about weather while teaching problem-solving skills.
27 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
What's the best way to keep an insect from exploding in a powerful vacuum? Wrap it in a tiny spacesuit, of course.
27 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
A scanning electron microscope must look at objects in vacuum in order to work. To study live insects, scientists dipped ants and spider into diluted "tiny spacesuit" surfactant.
27 January 2015, 03:40 PM ET
What do you call a robot that can drive a car, break down walls and scale buildings? Hint: It's not "the Terminator."
27 January 2015, 11:38 AM ET
Before Pilkingtons invented plate glass in the mid-19th century, flat panes could not be made. Old windows are uneven.
26 January 2015, 09:46 AM ET
Bloodhound SSC is a United Kingdom-based team aiming to break the world land speed with a rocket-powered car. Test drives are expected to occur later this year in South Africa, with the actual record attempt slated for 2016.
26 January 2015, 08:57 AM ET
The rocket-powered Bloodhound car will race across the Kalahari Desert later this year, in hopes of breaking the world land speed record.
23 January 2015, 06:55 PM ET
Many apps offer sleep tracking, and some have "smart alarms" that aim to wake you up gently, when you're sleeping lightly. We tried out some of the top sleep apps, and here are our picks for the best of the bunch.
23 January 2015, 03:29 PM ET
Imagine if you could get a scan of your brain as you went about your day. Soon, that may be a reality — a team of scientists is developing a portable brain scanner that can reveal natural brain activity while a person is engaging in creative activities or
22 January 2015, 02:48 PM ET
She's your personal assistant, your photographer, your butler and your home security guard — and she's a robot.
22 January 2015, 02:47 PM ET
The company Robotbase is building a personal robot that can keep your home secure, help you chat with loved ones and even read bedtime stories.
22 January 2015, 01:56 PM ET
Google Maps isn't just for finding a nearby burger joint anymore. Now, users can tour the USS Constitution using Google Maps' Street View.
22 January 2015, 01:25 PM ET
Frustrated with a lack of international action to address climate change and shrink nuclear arsenals, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decided to push the minute hand of its iconic Doomsday Clock to 11:57.
22 January 2015, 07:10 AM ET
The newest health trackers are chock-full of complicated sensors, but without more data analysis, they are unlikely to provide much more useful health information.
21 January 2015, 02:40 PM ET
Using lasers, scientists created a new material that makes water bounce straight off it. The super-repellent surface could be used for everything from preventing icing on airplane wings to creating self-cleaning latrines.
21 January 2015, 02:15 PM ET
A new software program combines your schedule and preferences with the best route to get you where you need to go.
21 January 2015, 12:38 PM ET
The ominous hands of the Doomsday Clock have been fixed at 5 minutes to midnight for the past three years. But they could move tomorrow.
21 January 2015, 11:46 AM ET
Scientists have created a laser-etched form of metal that makes water bounce off straight off it, and could be used in airplane wing coatings and keeping surfaces bacteria-free.
20 January 2015, 01:22 PM ET
The Lone Star state could soon be the new testing ground for the most futuristic transportation system in the world.
20 January 2015, 11:43 AM ET
In a matter of weeks, two Swiss pilots will attempt a record-setting flight around the world without fuel, and today (Jan. 20), they announced the route for the mission aboard their sun-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2.